Certificate in University Studies

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

    November Summer School - 11 Nov 2024

    Semester 1 - 17 Feb 2025

  • Qualification

    Certificate and Diplomas

  • Duration

    0.5 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus or Online

Lincoln’s Certificate in University Studies is a unique qualification that prepares you for further study, and opens the way for you to enter a degree programme.

In just one semester of full-time study, Lincoln’s Certificate in University Studies will provide you with the grounding in academic study so you can fulfil your ambition to enter a degree programme at New Zealand’s world-recognised centre of land-based education. You’ll expand your potential through language, writing and study skills. Then progress to grow your understanding and abilities in communication, technology, mathematics, economics and environment topics. When you’ve completed the Certificate in University Studies, you’ll be able to transfer to the Diploma in University Studies, and then onto to a Bachelor’s Degree. (Please note, this certificate is not a university entrance qualification in itself.)

How you’ll grow

  • Develop your writing, study and language skills so that you’re ready for higher levels of learning right up to Bachelor’s Degree level.
  • Develop your numeracy and build a base of understanding around economics.
  • Begin to build your awareness of the contexts, priorities and challenges with managing environments from Lincoln – a world-recognised land-based university renowned for enhancing our relationship with the land.

Programme information

Programme Structure

You’re required to pass four compulsory courses. This programme is available both through on-campus study and online delivery.

Online learning requirements

Online delivery of this programme will use Zoom video conferencing. Using the Zoom platform, you’ll be able to participate fully in tutorials and interact with fellow students and lecturers.

To access tutorials on the Zoom platform, you need: 

  • Broadband wireless or wired internet connection (3G or 4G / LTE)
  • Speakers plus microphone, either built-in, USB plug-in or Bluetooth wireless
  • Webcam or HD webcam, either built-in or via USB plug-in
  • HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card can be used

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Programme contacts

Dorota Brodala

Dorota (Dot) Brodala

Academic Coordinator

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